Will Brooks lashes out at Bellator and Bjorn Rebney, says fighters sacrifice only to be taken advantage of

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Will Brooks just won the interim Bellator lightweight title, but he's the latest fighter to voice his frustration with the promotion and Bjorn Rebney.

Following Will Brooks' controversial win for the Bellator interim lightweight title against Michael Chandler, Bellator's Bjorn Rebney stated that champion Eddie Alvarez was still able to request a fight with Chandler instead of Brooks. Apparently this was something built into Alvarez's contract, meaning that Brooks could have his shot at the full lightweight title delayed because the man he just beat will get first crack.

That led to Brooks going on a bit of a rant on Twitter last night, blasting a system he says he's determined to change.

Here's the complete Will Brooks Twitter rant:

Brooks joins a long tradition of Bellator fighters who have been unhappy with the promotion.

Alvarez had a long contract battle that ended up in court, Muhammad Lawal lost his mind on Rebney both before and after Bellator 120Patricio Freire has gone off about Bellator passing up tournament winners to get favorable match-ups, Attila Vegh claimed to be healthy when he was light heavyweight champion but was treated as injured allowing the promotion to book their desired Lawal vs. Newton rematch...and so on.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker